Research and Commercialisation Office

Photo of spraying a wheat cropThe Research and Commercialisation Office provides a central University connection for external stakeholders seeking to link with Lincoln’s research capabilities and to transfer the knowledge and intellectual property that emerges from these relationships.  The Office also has a number of internal responsibilities which include the administration of the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) which was introduced in 2003 by TEC to acknowledge and financially reward excellence in research. Other internal functions include administering University research funds such as the Early Career Researcher's award and the Lincoln University Research Fund (LURF) and capital equipment round.

Other functions both within and outside of the University include: providing support to academics seeking to acquire private and public sector external research funding; administering the contracting process; managing and commercialising intellectual property and administering Animal and Human Ethics applications.

For research related enquiries contact:

Name  Position   Expertise/role
Elizabeth Hopkins Director 
Research and Commercialisation
  • External research contracts and partnerships
  • Management and commercialisation of intellectual property
  • Management of external relationships
  • Contract and agreement drafting
  • Funding application planning and bid writing
  • Representation on internal and external steering committees, management groups and Boards of Directors
Katrina Wilke   Manager,
Research  and Innovation
  • External Funds Specialist
  • Key liaison with external funding bodies
  • Management of academic/MSI and external relationships 
  • University Research Offices of NZ (URONZ) representative
Rena Grant   Research Administrator
  • Externally-funded research administration
  • Envirolink project administration
Janine Johnson

Research Administrator

  • Externally funded research administration
  • Editing/proofreading of funding applications
Mary Cosson   Research Performance
  • Manage any additions or changes to the PBRF System as they relate to Lincoln University’s research performance
  • Provide training and information to support academic and general staff on PBRF submission requirements
Vacant  PBRF Administrator
  • Prepare and design research reports
  • Assist Research Performance Co-ordinator
  • Assist academic staff with enquiries on PBRF policy and regulations
Julie Ward   Project Administrator
  • Lincoln University Research Committee administration and project management
  • Internal Funding Specialist
  • Financial administration for the Research Office
  • First point of contact for research office enquiries
Alison Hind Administrative Assistant Administration and support for Animal EthicsHuman Ethics, general office administration

Page last updated on: 19/11/2013